Rangers, Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration for $4.125 million

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Right-hander Neftali Feliz and the Rangers have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract worth $4.125 million.

Feliz posted a great-looking 1.99 ERA in 30 appearances returning from Tommy John elbow surgery, but his 21/11 K/BB ratio in 32 innings was far less impressive and he struggled to find the same type of velocity he regularly showed before going under the knife.

He enters his age-27 season with a 2.53 ERA in 242 career innings dating back to his impressive 2009 debut as a 21-year-old.